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. security has intensified after the bomb attack. now to afghanistan where five people were killed today in a blast inside of a mosque. the attack was carried out by a man who hid explosives in his turban. this took place during a memorial service for president karzai's brother, ahmad wali karzai. four more of his brothers and the governor of kandahar were in the mosque at the time but they were not heard. >> and other deadly attack in the heart of kandahar. officials were attending a service for the president's brother when the bomber struck. the police security area. among the dead, an influential clear -- among the dead, an influential cleric opposed to the taliban. the brunt of this attack was borne by ordinary afghans. late on wednesday, six villagers died in a raid during an operation to flush out insurgents from near the pakistan border. among the victims, women and children. this has led to a wave of anger among afghans. the protests have taken place pressing for the withdrawal of western forces. that is about to happen. some are wondering, at what cost. starting next week and ov
military are. these members returned from afghanistan just last year. after this deployment within a few months time they'll be prepared to get it back there again. there is the greatest strain on the military and with the threat of yet more defense cuts, this is a remainder of why it's still needed. >> this is proving what we can still do as opposed to what we might not be able to do is the key message. but we are still in the business of being able to operate in this would to do this kind of thing. >> but for those left shouldering the burden of the nation undiminished gobal ambitions, the question remains how can you do more with land? >> if we are anything else, would be we struggle. but at the moment we're supposed to be in syria, yemen, libya. if we're supposed to be in those places, we're struggling, definitely. >> the task will only get harder. a be it at the heart of this deployment and currently the royal navy's flagship is due to be moth balled as soon as she returns back home. jonathan biel, "bbc news." >> less than 24 hours after uncovering the country's largest marijuana pl
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